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Volume 25, Number 5, Page 535 (1981)
25th Anniversary Issue
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The History of Language Processor Technology in IBM

by F. E. Allen
The history of language processor technology in IBM is described in this paper. Most of the paper is devoted to compiler technology; interpreters, assemblers, and macro systems are discussed briefly. The emphasis is on scientific contributions and technological advances from a historical perspective. The synergistic relationship between theory and practice is a subtheme.
Related Subjects: Compilers and interpreters; Optimization; Programming, programs, and programming languages